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political debates in washington and around the country has been whether barack obama is a highly partisan democrat bent on lib ram agenda or a centrist searching for compromise. it's still early in his second term, but he's recently made moves that seem to answer the question. obama could easily choose a partisan strategy that would be politically effective. don't make deals with the republicans on immigration or entitlement reform and go into the 2014 congressional elections with those problems still alive. with no deal, democrats could campaign as the guardians of medicare and advocates of immigration reform, both electoral winners. that's why some democratic senators have begun to make demands well beyond what republicans can accept. but obama has chosen the second path. two weeks ago, as soon as a group of republican and democratic senators joined forces behind a unified approach to immigration reform, obama signaled his support for it. and this week in urging congress not to allow the so-called sequestration process to force spending cuts, the white house said that obama's budget pro
this morning, president obama giving in to congressional demands. he will release classified documents that explain the legal justification for drone strikes that kill u.s. terror suspects overseas. >>> and adding to the drama, john brennan, the president's pick to head the cia and the architect of the drone policy, he'll appear before the senate intelligence committee today. lots to talk about with barbara starr who's following all these developments for us this morning from the pentagon. barbara, good morning. >> reporter: good morning, soledad. all about spice and drones this morning, isn't it? well, this video has not yet been confirmed as the genuine article by the administration, the pentagon or the cia but it's getting a lot of attention. if you look at it, it's perhaps not so compelling itself, but there's plenty to try and figure out. let's get to that in a minute. but i want you first to listen to -- we translated some of the voice on the tape describing what you're looking at. have a listen. >> translator: this air craft has had many flights in countries around iran. in oper
.s. drone. we have a live report. >>> and, john t is high drama on capitol hit. president obama's big pick for cia director up for con fir make in a few hours. but will members of his own party derail it? >> i don't know. >> lots of drama. good morning. welcome to "early start." i'm zoraida sambolinment. >> i'm john berman. it's thursday, february 7th. 5:00 a.m. in the east. let's get started. up first, brace yourselves, bundle up, buy a shovel. this will be a big one. at this moment a blaizzard watc is in effects for new england. a storm is headed that way and could be historihistoric. it could drop two feet of snow in some places and it all starts tomorrow. you told us this was coming yesterday, you were on top of this one. >> we're trying. boston could rival its worst blizzard from 2003 which had 27 1/2 inches. all of this talks about two storm systems coming together. the first one here, notice in the south, all instability, a tornado warming out there for plaquemines parish. this is moving off to the east. we will watch this produce heavy showers even through atlanta. a low will form,
obama's leaked immigration proposal is disappointing to those of us working on a serious solution. he went on to say this legislation is half-baked and seriously flawed. he slammed the president's immigration plan, as you heard, gave the republican response to the state of the union and right now he's in the middle east visiting israel and jordan talking to leaders in both of those countries and president obama is scheduled to travel to israel next month. >>> we're hearing from jesse jackson jr.'s family as they speak in support of the former congressman just a day after details of his plea bargain were made public. jackson admitted to misusing campaign funds for personal expenses such as a $43,000 watch and fur coats, apparently. his brother talked about how jackson is handling these recent events. >> still under a strict regimen with the doctors and he's had todite wito deal with his health issues, as well as the legal issues. we ask that you continue to be mindful that he's not able to speak for himself. >> jesse jackson jr. stepped aside to deal with his health problems. he could
the pictures of president obama playing golf with tiger woods this weekend? neither did we. >> the media covering the president was shut out. the press corps complained. >> folks, there are a lot of holes in the story, specifically 18 of them. but i believe america deserves to know, who drove the cart? who rode shotgun? did the president hit from the ladies' tee? did he replace his divots? or did he send susan rice to cover them up? but folks, oh, yeah, yeah, you're just as upset as i am, i can tell. >> good morning, it's wednesday, february the 20th. with us on set here in new york city, msnbc contributor mike barnic barnicle, economic analyst steve rattner, former policy adviser to the bush administration, dan senor, "fortune's" assistant managing editor, leigh gallagher and editorial writer for "the washington post," msnbc contributor jonathan capehart. morning, everybody. >> morning. >> good morning. >> morning. >> joe and mika have the morning off. have we heard enough yet about the fight between the press and the white house over tiger woods? >> oh, stop it. just please, stop it. >
here in washington. >> reporter: speaking in front of the nation's governors, president obama called on every elected official to act. >> all of us are concerned about our politics, both in our own parties as well as the other par party's, but at some point we have to do some governing. >> reporter: a couple of key republican leaders are coming to the white house about meetings but it's not on sequester. it's on immigration. lindsey graham and john mccain coming here to talk about immigration. no talks to prevent the sequester kicking in on friday. >> with just a few days to go. chuck todd, thank you very much. >>> let's get a check of the other top stories of the day. natalie morales is here with that. >> good morning, matt and savannah. good morning, everyone. defense secretary nominee chuck hagel after republicans stalled his nomination, the former gop senator is now back on track to win confirmation and succeed leon panetta. >>> violence in civil war this morning as a massive explosion rocks syria, hours after president bashar al assad's regime said it was prepared to hold talks
jobs but too many people still can't find full-time employment. >> when president obama took office, 134 million americans were working in nonfarm jobs. today, after massive losses and a slow recovery, we're only 1.2 million jobs better off. and many pay less than those that were lost. a recent study by the center for college affordability found almost half of college graduates are now in jobs that do not require four-year degrees. things like janitorial services, taxi driving and retail sales. professor richard vedder at ohio university helped author that study. >> let's say each one of them were making $20,000 a year more in income, which is quite plausible. we are talking about $400 billion a year in lost wages. >>> numbers like that made some economic analysts argue that underemployment may be every bit as damaging to the economy as unemployment. and kellock irvin is caught in the middle of it all. for now he takes freelance jobs as a photographer and part-time work with moving companies. but -- >> that can only support me so long before i need to head home. >> he might be the n
, a week from now, president obama is going to do his state of the union address, okay? typically the market doesn't respond well when the president talks. then we're going to start to get into some of the nitty-gritty, some of the spending issues. that would be a perfect opportunity for the market to give half of that back. so we've had a 6% rally. why not, you know, reclaim three of that percent over the course of the next few weeks. >> do you feel like we're acting a bit bullish with regard to the markets? i get the feeling it's more buying from kaufton as opposed to selling at this point, right? >> i think that's right. first of all, you've approached a couple of psychological hurdles on the dow and the s&p. we've seen what earnings season is going to give us. we're approaching the sequester cuts on march 1st and there is an increasing belief that they're going to be triggered. and so when you add on to that the fact that payroll taxes went up and the economy is going to be pretty sluggish here in the first half of the year. so i agree with phil that we're probably going to gi
will have left snow and ice from the mexican border all the way to new england. >> president obama, reaching out to republican congressional leaders with forced budget cuts looming. the white house says the president spoke to house speaker boehner and mitch mcconnell on the phone yesterday. not saying much beyond that. $85 million defense cuts kick in march 1 unless they strike a debt reduction deal. >>> joe biden says political survival must take a backseat to our children's survival. the advice presses spoke at a conference on gun control in danbury, connecticut, yesterday, a short distance from the scene of december's sandy hook elementary school massacre. he warned lawmakers there's a moral price to pay for inaction. >> people say, and you read, and people write about the political risk and why they're unacceptable to take on. i say it's unacceptable not to take this on. it's simply unacceptable. >> the vice president also went on to say no law-abiding citizen should fear their constitutional rights will be jeopardized by tougher gun control laws. >>> three army paratroopers left danglin
karl in washington thank you for that. >>> meanwhile obama administration's controversial drone program targeting america terrorist suspects could be regulated by court. that possibility has been raised by testimony by john brennan, he defended the strikes saying they're launched only as the last resort. >> closely to intervening in civil war, leon panetta has revealed that he and former secretary of state hillary clinton wanted to arm the rebels trying to topple the syrian president. but the white house said no. >>> an suv through a front window, quick reaction, jumping over the bar. neither he nor the driver were seriously hurt. >>> finally a guy who's literally living on the edge. take a look at this skateboarder, it's a viral video, thanks to a wild and high-speed ride downhill. but, well the skateboarder in question in trouble this morning. police are looking in fact to arrest him because speed cameras set up on that street caught him at 68 miles per hour. >> whoo! >> please don't try that at home. >> thanks, josh. >>> now, to an abc news exclusive this morning. we have the first n
of health and human services and the obama administration as to what does or does not comply with the dictates of the affordable care act. the only state in a quandary, utah a little far advance, something on the ground and in a few. in shortly governor herbert will be talking not only about the utah exchange but also places in the larger context of what should represent the innovative and effective state-led health policy reform. he will also talk a little bit about utah's approach to medicaid reform and the difficult process trying to get the federal government to buy more flexibility the states. the state utah's overall leadership in promoting market-based patient-centered health care. some of you may recall last month and not widely reported sure, the obama administration actually decided once again to if you can change the product you can change the name. so they decided in the mr. jindal there were no longer be called health exchanges but they would now forth with be called health marketplace. marketplaces -- the official explanation for the was there was because the wo
last month to doping during his career. >>> the obama administration want the supreme court to strike down the defense of marriage act as unconstitutional. the 1996 law denies federal benefits to same-sex couples even if they're legally married. a brief filed with the high court said the law creates unequal treatment of gays and lesbians. now the administration says annie winsor -- edie windsor deserves to get money back after the passage of the act that happened after her partner died. >>> the air force has ordered its fleet of f-35 fighter jets grounded after a crack was found in the engine of one of the planes during a routine inspection. at nearly $400 billion, the high-tech jets are the most expensive weapons systems in military history. there are 51 planes in the fleet. >>> we now know the identity of another victim of that deadly shooting and car crash on the las vegas strip. our affiliate, komo, reports sandra sutton was the passenger in that taxi that burst into flames after a maserati crashed into it. now the crash also killed the taxi driver. someone in a black range rover
in. >>> and first lady michelle obama has come up with a few new movies. right there. she's been grooving with tv host jimmy fallon dressed as a mom. they got on the floor there. grooving. showing a little sprinkler action during what's called the evolution of mom dancing. a little shake it up, too. okay. wave to the crowd. all right. let's talk racetrack. danica patrick hoping to make nascar history again. last week she became the first woman to qualify for the front spot at daytona 500 getting what's called the pole position. tomorrow she'll try to become the first woman in history to win the big race. joe carter has more on the woman everybody will be watching on the track. >> i think there's an opinion that i'm probably hard or tough or too serious maybe, but i can tell you i'm probably like the opposite of that at home. number one, i'm very girly. i like to go shopping. i like to go get pedicures. i like to wear high heels and dresses. i'm definitely a lot softer than i am at the racetrack where i'm doing my job. >> reporter: love as it turns out has no caution flags. in nov
is a sentiment for the community. >> the gun control debate is still a hot topic right now. president obama hit the road to minneapolis -- calling for gun control legislation. he says, a consensus is emerging for universal background checks for gun buyers. but the president acknowledges. a tough road ahead to pass an assault weapons ban. demo we do not have to agree on everything you to agree that it is time to do something. it will not be a perfect solution but we could make a difference. if that is our responsibility. >> we do not have to do everything we can definitely agree to do something. on military- style assault weapons. and a 10-round limit for magazines still ahead. on this day almost 40 years ago. bay area residents were bracing for * snow. we'll take a look back at some of the video. we'll also be getting a look at our forecast with erica. we continue to track the gas prices coming up. .. today marks the 37th anniversay of a rare bay area snow day. it's been called the snowstorm of 1976. snow blanketed the bay area on february 5th. 37 years ago. this is video taken from our archiv
.m. on c-span. president obama announced his plan to avoid automatic spending cuts known as sequestration scheduled to begin march 1. it is including tax changes. the president spoke to reporters for just over five minutes. >> good afternoon, everybody. i wanted to say a few words about the looming deadlines and decisions that we face on our budget and on our deficit, and these are decisions that will have real and lasting impacts on the strength and pace of our recovery. economists and business leaders from across the spectrum have said that our economy is poised for progress in 2013. and we've seen signs of this progress over the last several weeks. home prices continue to climb. car sales are at a five-year high. manufacturing has been strong. and we've created more than six million jobs in the last 35 months. but we've also seen the effects that political dysfunction can have on our economic progress. the drawn-out process for resolving the fiscal cliff hurt consumer confidence. the threat of massive automatic cuts have already started to affect business decisions. so we've been remin
to be done to are. >> with popularity rating at highest in four years, president obama trying to rally public support for the gun control measure autos is there just one life we can safe, we've got an obligation to try. >> the president traveled to minneapolis because the city push to strictor background check autos you've shown progress is possible. and elected leaders. >> still common sense loss. >> after the newtown, connecticut shooting the president made gun control a top priority and wablts legislation limiting the number of rounds in a magazine clip. renew a ban on those so called assault weapons and require universe balance yal background checks. white house expected opposition from republican buzz have to win over democrats who have offered only lukewarm support. >> universal background checks we need to increase that. you can do things like restrictions on highq√Ācapacity magazine autos i think that is something we have to take a look at. >> over the weekend, white house released a photo of the president firing at clay pigeons last summer. his spokesman says they decided to respond
of authorities. >> jonathan karl in washington. thank you for that. >>> the obama administration's controversial drone program targeting american suspects could soon be regulated by a new court if some senators get their way. that possibility has been raised following testimony by john brennan, the president's nominee to head the cia. brennan defended the strikes, saying they're launched only as a last resort against suspects planning attacks against the united states. >>> we learned the u.s. was closer to intervening in syria's civil war than previously thought. outgoing secretary leon panetta has said that he and former secretary of state, hillary clinton, wanted to arm the rebels trying to topple dictator bashar al assad. but the white house said no, fearing the weapons could fall into the wrong hands. >>> in florida, a close call for a bartender there. a suv through a front window. quick reaction. jumping over the bar. maybe just saved his life. neither he nor the driver was seriously hurt. >>> finally, a guy that's literally living on the edge. look at this skateboarder. it's a viral video,
as well, soledad that the white house, president obama and fema are in touch with local and state officials ahead of this storm. >> it's good to hear on that front because it looks like it's going to be bad. brianna, thank you. indra petersons, in boston, 34 inches really? >> reporter: i want to you imagine you are in boston. it's been a mild winter, we're about 15 inches below normal for snow amounts and this morning we're seeing temperatures at the freezing mark. winds are gusting, 20-mile-per-hour steady winds but overall clear visibility. i want to show you where the customs tower is. this is less than a quarter mile, you can clearly see this this morning. by the afternoon, we're expecting snowfall rates of two to three inches per hour, gusts anywhere from 50 to even 70 miles per hour and that's the reason we have the blizzard warning in effect. this monstrous blizzard is expected to bring visibility down near zero. when all is said and done i can be standing here with three feet of snow and i can have banks of snow or flurries above my head. everyone is doing exactly what the
resumed. boston 4i9 with two feet with snow. the governor ordering schools to remain closed. the obama administration declaring a state of emergency in connecticut which will help them get federal moneys for the cleanup. they saw record snow, over three feet. schools there also remaining closed today. we've got some updated outage numbers. some of the figures we had from the weather an hour ago, particularly in rhode island, significantly underreported. here are the new numbers that we have. only 135,000 customers still without power across the northeast. majority in massachusetts, over 110,000. that's down from about 400,000. so they've worked really quickly there. in rhode island the number is now 20,000 down from peak of around 70,000 over the weekend. close to 1400 still in the new york area. and over 200 in connecticut. but that connecticut number might also be higher. the numbers well below hurricane sandy overall. ford's head of u.s. sales says the auto dealer doesn't see any major impacts like they saw during sandy due to the snowstorm. during sandy they lost nearly 200,000 car
, they voted to put taxes up on the rich. what obama campaigned on. >> i don't necessarily agree with that the republican party made a loft mistakes. obama won the election happenedly. on this particular issue, the number of cut suss half of what you're talking about and if we can shrink the government and it's been shrinking slowly, it's good for the private sector, it's pro groul growth and i think the sequester is not to be feared. actually going to help economy and the stock market. >> defense sector, for instance, is held up under cliff worries. see how it is under these worries. >> the worst case scenarios ain't gonna happen. i have been through this when i worked for flaengt budget bureau. not going to be a government shutdown. there's going to be a continuing resolution. and they are going to reallocate from defense to non-defense. this story is going to turn out good, not bad. that's my point. going to be a plus story, not a bad story. >> larry, thank you for coming in. be sure to catch larry, "the kudlow report," every week night at 7 p.m. eastern time. coke just tanked
the obama administration is considering whether or not to provide assistance to the forces. the direct aid could include military equipment, vehicles and training. >>> and a new commercial for a british chocolate company is raising eyebrows online. in it audrey hepburn is from beyond the grave 20 years after her death thanks to cgi technology. folks lighting up with criticism. her sons released the statement said they're proud of the commercial and that her mother always loved chocolate. it's beautifully done. pretty amazing to see. nine minutes after the hour. back to matt now. >>> we have a big storm on the northeast but we're on the warm side of of it. >> exactly. there's a lot of rain, a lot of wind. it's going to continue for the next 12 hours. along the coast we're looking at rain, inland we're expecting snow. snowfall ams as you can see, we've got winter weather advisories and winter storm warnings stretching from missouri into new england. the rainfall amounts, about a quarter inch of rain to half an inch but snow anywhere from 3 to 9 inches of rain north of boston into upstate new
weeks ago. you've got the fiscal cliff issue resolved, and probably more importantly, president obama seems to have pulled the republicans' fangs with respect to the debt ceiling. that's probably the big risk that the market was worried about. >> you made recent changes to your 2013 allocation strategy. some of them are interesting. high volatility u.s. large caps and micro cap stocks. it would seem you're increasing the beta place. when you say u.s. large cap volatile stocks, what do you mean by that? >> well, we believe that there's an evolution in the asset classes that investors are going to be tapping into in the next decade. you know, if you look back over the last 20 years, people spent a lot of time arguing, what was the value stock, what was a growth stock. and a lot of times it was in the eye of the beholder. volatility is a much more objective mesh yasure of what a stock is. you can do very good long term, 80 and 90-year analysis of what this asset class means. and right now, we show high volatility stocks have been beaten down very, very much in the rally, relative to low
you. >>> first came the arms, then came the bangs. michelle obama sticking by her ' 'do. this photo is a bit more intimate than her first portrait. that generated a lot of buzz because she showed off her beautifully toned arms. still has those pearls around the neck. she looks beautiful, as always. >> natalie, thank you. >>> did i hear you say nor'easter coming to town? >> yeah. i did. well, here's the deal. the european model -- >> we know you love european models. >> who doesn't, all right? we love american models, too, but the european model has been getting it done for us. here's what we're looking at. as we start friday, makes its way up off the southeastern atlantic coast and then comes out some time around the delmarva peninsula and pushes saturday up right along the new jersey/long island coastline. snowfall amounts right now, we're talking about nine inches in boston this weekend, eight inches in portland. albany, four inches. new york, less than an inch of snow. but again we have to wait for it to form and get itself together. we'll get to your local forecast, but first, t
obama sticking by her doo in her new official white house portrait, this photo for her husband's second term is a bit more intimate than the first portrait. that one generated lots of buzz because she showed off her beautifully toned arms and still has those pearls around the neck. she looks beautiful as always. >> thank you. did i hear you say nor'easter coming to town? >> yeah. i did. >> here's the deal, the european model. >> we know you love the european model. >> who doesn't? we love american models, too, but the european model has been getting it done for us. here's what we're looking at. as we start friday, makes its way up off the southeastern atlantic coast and then comes out sometime around the marv va peninsula and pushes saturday right up along the new jersey long island coastline. snowfall amounts right now, we are talking about 9 inches in boston this weekend, 8 inches in portland, albany, 4 inches, new york, less than an inch of snow. again, we have to wait for it to form and get itself together. this is what we could be looking at. we will get to your local forecast, but
red? is that going to be a big color? >> you know michelle obama wore red, and i think we're going to see that happening on the red carpet more as well this time. >> okay. >> i love the bling on this as well because it's kind of -- it's ballerina length. i think it's kind of -- >> tea length. >> very, very pretty. >> thanks, hon. >> now we have zenka. she's showing off architectural drama. >> when you wear a black dress sometimes, you can kind of disappear. you better give them something to look at. >> let's give them something to talk about. >> uh-huh. >> i knew she was going to sing. >> they love it when i burst out in song. >> this is great because it has an architectural neckline. plungy slit in the front. then you have a beautiful sweeping kind of train. this is really great. this is lloyd cline, and lloyd gives the parisian hollywood feeling. >> it almost wears itself. >> it's very architectural. >> this is good for a girl that wants strshgt. she's not afraid to really show she's confident. >> that's like a cate blanchett. >> exactly. >> you know, this will be amazing on a lo
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